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1. (Science: zoology) A small European fresh water cyprinoid fish (Phoxinus laevis, formerly Leuciscus phoxinus); sometimes applied also to the young of larger kinds; called also minim and minny. The name is also applied to several allied American species, of the genera Phoxinus, Notropis, or Minnilus, and Rhinichthys.

2. (Science: zoology) Any of numerous small American cyprinodont fishes of the genus fundulus, and related genera. They live both in fresh and in salt water. Called also killifish, minny, and mummichog.

Origin: OE. Menow, cf. AS. Myne; also OE. Menuse, OF. Menuise small fish; akin to E. Minish, minute

Alternative forms: minow.

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Re: Why do Africans have large noses and lips?

... evolved earlier or differently than others. Just like the animal kingdom we have eagles and humming birds - Baboons and chimpanzee's - whales and minnows. I don't think it's so hard to understand why we have different features, our environments have a lot to do with it as well. Most Nordic's have ...

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by rswils
Sun Jul 10, 2011 1:47 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Why do Africans have large noses and lips?
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... itself. Go ahead, test it. Do an internet search for "Rhinichthys osculus". Now do a search for "little fish" or "minnows" or "spotted minnows" or "little spotted fish" Heck do a search for "things that swim" Those are all "kinds"... ...

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by AstusAleator
Mon Aug 27, 2007 7:00 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Mutations
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... - took me about 15 minutes to dislodge him, but he didn't cause any permanent damage. I have a subadult snapping turtle, and I've seen him cut minnows in half - I never handle him without being out of his biting range. But I have heard of people having very docile snapping turtles.

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by Darby
Mon Jul 31, 2006 10:18 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: domesticating
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